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KOKO is a popular Camden venue featuring regular club nights and live music. Following an extensive refurbishment the venue, originally Camden Palace, was transformed with plush decor and a trendy cabaret feel.

Ranked #11 of 225 clubs in London
Part of the The Mint group

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MON

19:00 - 23:00

TUE

19:00 - 23:00

WED

19:00 - 23:00

THU

19:00 - 23:00

FRI

18:30 - 04:00

SAT

22:00 - 04:00

SUN

22:00 - 04:00

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KOKO reviews



By GENEVIEVE G.

Fab Night!! Buttoned Down Disco @ KOKO

Went to Buttoned Down Disco @ KOKO start of August. Amazing mix of eclectic music, great crowd/atmosphere (LGBTQ friendly!). Balloons, glitter cannons and a dramatic looking venue it's an ex-theatre so very unique night out. Highly recommended!


By Mitch M.

KOKO isn’t my favourite for gigs but for clubnights it’s the one! Better than most London clubs, drinks are reasonable prices and best of all you don’t get loads of West End idiots!


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I love KOKO! Red Stripe? YES! Annie Mac? YES! Definitely going back for Jag Skills next time he's back! BIG UP KOKO!


By Sooty T.

I saw Tyler the Creator at KOKO in August and he tore the roof down! Camden went nuts! If you do go here it’s all about being on the main floor though, the atmosphere is different when you’re up in the galleries.


By Laura J.

KOKO is the dog’s danglers! Frantic smashed it again as always! Such a good venue for a rave! Much better than a standard club! I <3 <3 <3 KOKO! xx


By Julia D.

If you are going to do Koko then do a Friday, the same music as a Saturday but this is what you get.......Cheaper entry! Cheaper drinks! Better people!!


By James W.

Smelly, horrible, dirty. That was the state I ended up in after spending my time in the mosh pit at Koko! Love KOKO


By Apple B.

I came to KOKO to see a band the other week and love that they do cheaper drinks if you arrive earlier so can get a few to last the night out! Also the band were awesome and the atmosphere amazing!


By Max K.

KOKO is an amazing venue in Camden! I used to know it as the camden palace….yeah i know its been awhile but love the refurb they’ve done makes it look so much more plush and the sound system seems better as well.


By Tracy B.

Love the KOKO , had an epic night here! The music was amazing only down side the drinks prices and options!


By Gary N.

Love the KOKO as a venue to see bands, i saw Bad Religion here last month and it was an epic night! The crowd and sound was immense, good night was had!


By Dorothy Z.

I came to see Yellowcard here at the beginning of the year, i had never been to the KOKO before but its a lush venue and love the balcony up top where you can watch or you can go down and get in the ruff of it! guess where is was...in the ruff of it and i have a cracking night.


By Cyndy N.

I have come here a couple times for the Annie Mac presents nights and had a banging time! Love Annie Mac and love the KOKO they are the perfect combo.


By Pip D.

Ive only ever been to the KOKO to see live bands, and have always had a good time! The drinks prices are a bit high but its what expect from a club! The sounds always been pretty banging!


By Geof F.

Ive been coming to the KOKO for years to see various bands & DJs, always have a good time and the sounds always pretty good


By Prunela A.

I came to the KOKO to see the Skints at the beginning of the year, i mainly came here to see the band as seen them many times before but loved they had moved up to a bigger venue and the KOKO was an awesome venue! The sounds was good however the drinks were a bit pricey but its a club its kinda what you expect.


By Larry S.

Just been for my first ever visit to Koko, as a live music venue it ticks all the boxes. awsome sound system, great views but expensive drinks which is the same as them all


By Andy C.

Koko - The venue is amazing, the live music is so good but my hint to all you peeps is to drink before you get there and do not turn up as a group of fellas!!


By Andy P.

Went there when it used to be Camden Palace, now Koko it still Offers the most intimate and relaxing place to see live music. The drinks are still well overpriced but you get wjhat you pay for In venues like this.


By Harry K.

Went to Koko to see a few unknown hip hop bands live and officially Britain has talent!! They were unbelivable!! The place is so good for live music and we will deffo be back


By Percy M.

Koko for me is the best venue for live music eclipsing the ofereings from Brixton, the accoustics are spot on and the staff are great


By Tori J.

KOKO's not my favourite for gigs, but for club nights I love coming here. Annie Mac Presents is always fun when they hold it here. And you can't beat the fun of partying in such an iconic Camden venue.


By Max K.

Been going to KOKO for years, and I've never had a bad night. Cracking line ups, especially for live music, and possibly the best place in Camden if you're looking for a big night out.


By Si J.

Unbelievably awful sound. I went to see Wilko Johnson on Wednesday, sadly for the last time, as he has terminal cancer. The bass drum made the floor vibrate, couldn`t hear the notes from Norm`s bass, couldn`t hear Wilko`s singing, left with a headache and a great sense of disappointment. They should give the sound man a job that suits his ability, such as cleaning the toilets, and get someone behind the desk who actually knows what he`s doing.


By Katina T.

We went today to see Sissy and the Blisters and I have been before. On both occasions the music was so loud that it is definitely damaging your hearing (used an Iphone App out of curiosity and measured 95 decibel with peaks in the 100s). It's not only too loud, the sound is also muffled and bands just sound terrible. A thing you may want to take into consideration when you want to see your favourite band The toilets are minging and the drinks are far too expensive - £4.50 for a small bottle of beer/£4 for a can (pretty much festival prices). The band was not on until 1pm and we had to listen to some crappy DJ pretty much putting on his playlist of songs. Over all I would not recommend this place!


By Emma T.

Massive venue, can see why KOKO would be great if a band was playing. Nice roof terrace. Mostly rubbish music - way too loud, can't hear a thing. Would not recommend! Especially to anyone who likes to socialise or have at least one decent conversation. Drinks are pricey too, £5 for a glass of wine and £4.50 for a can of lager! All drinks served in plastic cups. However, If you are going, make sure you make it in time for free entry. As £10 is a heavy price to pay for a bad night.


By Kristen S.

The venue is unique but none of the card machines were working so it was "cash only" and wouldn't let you back in if you had to leave for the ATM. At the end of the night I tried to get my coat but couldn't find ticket and they wouldn't help at all. I left my name and number but never got a call and after finding the ticket and emailing & calling lost property they still can't seem to locate it but get the impression they won't bother. Extremely unhelpful staff.


By Eliana O.

Exactly. I have just came back from an expected wonderful Go team gig, but when i went to get my stuffs back, the "so-called cloakroom supervisor" decided to behaviour like a "3 year-old-spoiled-child" with no manners, being utterly unprofessional and rude. That was because at the beginning of night he made a mistake and put both of my coats in only one hanger and so, giving me only one ticket. So when i went back to collect them, even though i described everything that was inside my pockets, he didn't want to admit his mistake. Such a bad service and we still have to absurdly 2 pounds to get this rubbish service. Shame.


By Catherine L.

Absolutely true. Appaling! I paid £4.70 for a vodka and orange and it was poured from a carton of concentrated juice! I called the manager who said it was normal and it was everywhere the same. You must be joking mate! I said it was immoral but it wasn't moved; I rekon more people should complain, I cannot believe this can go on.


By Anna Z.

I was there at 13th May, great music, I've met nice people BUT inside I left my jacket and a cardigan, and bouncer didn't allow me to get there for my stuff, I just hate them. My rating - 3


By U. A.

The best club in London for sure! I used to go there a lot, when it used to be Camden Palace. And bin there few times when it's KOKO, and I can admit one thing - it is the cosiest and best club in London for sure! Can't wait till August when I will go there again :)


By Steve J.

Red Stripe for £3.70? You must be joking! Even a can of Fosters is £4.10! One of the biggest rip-offs in London. Whatever you do, if you plan on having a drink, do it before you get to Koko (or take out a second mortgage).


By Cat M.

Formerly known as the Camden Palace amongst other names, KOKO is a stunning live music venue with a rich history and it’s still one of the best the capital has to offer.

The Venue
Situated in the quieter end of Camden, by Mornington Crescent tube, KOKO is an iconic music venue which attracts crowds of all ages.

Originally a theatre, as soon as you enter its doors you get a feel for the venue, and the real fun begins. A fetching crimson hue illuminates the walls giving it somewhat of a sophisticated boudoir feel.

As its spread out on many different levels, you can wander about trying to find the best spot for your evening’s entertainment. If you are here for a gig, the best place to head is downwards, as it gets you nearer the stage and all the action. The second floor is more decadent with plush sofas and has a more chilled out vibe, which is great for club nights. And it’s from here you can gain access to the roof terrace. KOKO have introduced a scheme where on Fridays, non-ticket holders can come and enjoy a few cheap drinks in the comfort of the venue whilst watching the world go by on the streets of Camden. The terrace is just below the famous KOKO sign and offers a really pleasant experience, particularly when the sun is out.

The Atmosphere
If you are coming for a gig, KOKO has fantastic acoustics and there are many places to watch the stage. For club nights, you are free to roam all over and that makes your night a bit more fun. There are plenty of places to sit and chill out which can be essential if you’re doing an all-nighter. For those of you checking out the roof terrace, which is a sublimely chilled experience, if a major sporting event is on, it will be played on the flat screens.

The Music
Whether you’re at KOKO to see your favourite band or for one of their regular club nights, KOKO has music genres to suit most tastes. On Fridays there’s the weekly Club NME night, where you get a combination of a couple of live acts and an indie club night afterwards. On the last Saturday of the month Guilty Pleasures resides, offering the best in sing-out-loud pop music. Once a month on a Saturday the beautifully eclectic Buttoned Down Disco invades the doors of KOKO, but it is invite only so make sure your name's down. Periodically they host funk, rave and electro nights. Just check out the listings as Saturday nights are always different.

The Drink
The booze on offer isn’t really inspiring, but hey you’re in a gig/club venue so what do you expect? No draught pints unfortunately, but you can have a can of Becks or Red Stripe in an attractive plastic pint glass for £3.70, which isn’t too disastrous. Wine starts at £2.50 for a fairly decent tipple, and a spirit mixer is £3.70, again actually quite affordable compared with other venues.

The Last Word
KOKO is a fantastic venue to watch a band, hit the dance floor or simply enjoy a social drink. It ticks all the boxes and is one of the best venues of its ilk in London.


By Matthew S.

First time to Koko club nights and we were quite disappointed. Firstly we went to go clubbing - Live music? Er no. We want to dance -but unsignned bands playing music we didn't know was not what we wanted!!!!!!!!! If we wanted to go to see a live band - we would've...we came to club! The music - er...What can I say? It was advertised as Indie? There was no Indie...Loads of unheard of songs...songs which NO ONE in the club seemed to know (judging from the amount of people stopped dancing when the unheard of ones came on) and the only one I knew was the Artic Monkeys and I'm a BIG rock fan - in short...it wasn't rock, it wasn't indie...just...rubbish!

Secondly, the place was well too crowded and it was hard to move, hard to dance. The balcony's meant you spent your whole time being drenched by people throwing beer and other drinks onto the dance floor...and there were many fights on the dance floor!!!! The drinks: £4.80 for a rum and coke?! Rip off. In most clubs you can get two drinks for that price. Okay, Sourz shots were well priced at £1.20 each...but...£4.80?!?!On the plus! The club was very nice, great interiors, love the balaconys and the decor. Nice lights and love the TV! But it just didn't work for me...live music in a club?? er...no. For a rock night out...with good music and reasonablly priced drinks...the Eletric Ballrooms just up the road!


By Charlie D.

KOKO is perfect. Its my fav London club, and I'm not even that much of an indie kid! The club is right next to the station and easy to find, and staff were real friendly, you get your tickets from a proper glass theatre ticket booth, and they gave us some free badges :) did I mention entry was a fiver?

The venue is incredible, its an old refurbed theatre, which three floors and several bars, and you can stand up the top and look over the banister at the dancefloor below. We got there about 10ish on a Friday when the bands are playing. First they played some old school indie stuff mixed with the latest club music which was fantastic! My friend isn't into indie music but when your tipsy and the bands playing you really get into it! Even if you don't like the bands they're only on twice for 1/2 hour at a time, then its party the rest of the night. The drinks were super cheap, they had £1 apple sours shots and about £3 for a bottle of beer/smirnoff ice, whatever. Overall an awesome night.

Its a shame people shy away from the indie nights on a friday because their put off. Dont be! The club nights on a saturday are more expensive to get in to, more packed and the drinks are more expensive. On a friday its full but not too full, the drinks and entry are super cheap and they play basically the same music. Five stars :)


By Amanda E.

You can knock yourself out @ Kokos cause this is a great club. As a tourist this was my first night out in London and I had some pretty high expectations and I can promise you that i wasn't disappointed. Great music, wonderful interior, good bar och fresh toilets. Also nice staff and great people. Love it!

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